Architecture

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Conference paper

Capability-building competition in design: case study

This paper uses the action research method retrospectively to better understand the development of capability on a series of 7 Higher Education building projects during the architectural planning phase prior to the start of design.
Journal article

Remaking slums: international examples of upgrading neighbourhoods

The slum, self-constructed houses and neighbourhoods, signifies the dwelling and home for a very representative part of humanity. This text analyses the different typologies and the different possible and ethical strategies for foreseeing, for remaking and for the resettlement of these self-produced neighbourhoods.
Journal article

Wetland governance: contested aspirations and reflexive roles of local professionals toward worlding cities in Tai Lake Basin

This paper examines the contested agendas generated by Tai Lake Basin’s (TLB) recent wetland constructions and how these dynamics have stimulated the particular aspirations concerning nature among various local actors. Through interviews with local ecologists, landscape architects, and environmental engineers, this paper details how they...
Conference paper

Lean thinking for structural engineers

The lean application in construction sector has received significant attention. Building up on previous recommendations regarding lean design and construction, this study explored lean thinking for Structural Engineers (SE) to identify new, efficient and innovative ways for executing structural designs and engineering works.
Journal article

Modular approach to multi-objective environmental optimization of buildings

The application of heuristic algorithms with life cycle assessment (LCA) is a promising approach to efficiently optimize the building and minimize the environmental impact even in a very large design space. Through the optimization, significant environmental savings of 60–80% were achieved compared to the initial...
Journal article

Modern structure of the higher architectural and construction education

The analysis of higher education in the sphere of sustainable development shows that there is a need to include the concept of sustainable and practical design thinking at all levels. Starting from ideological level (stability as conceptual and ethical justification of architecture), methodological level (the...
Book

Regeneration of the built environment from a circular economy perspective

This open access book explores the strategic importance and advantages of adopting multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches of inquiry and intervention with respect to the built environment, based on principles of sustainability and circular economy strategies. The book offers a rich selection of conceptual, empirical, methodological...
Conference paper

Lean, automation and modularization in construction

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry lags behind the manufacturing industry, both in terms of innovation and productivity, mainly due to its heterogeneous, fragmented nature and the uniqueness of its projects. This paper analyzes three effective processes and technologies which are carrying out great...
Conference paper

A case study on improving standardization in the conception phase by developing tools and protocols

This paper presents an action research approach to develop and implement a framework to help in creating an improved visual mapping of the information flows between the departments of an architectural firm. The aim is to use the principles of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) from...
Conference paper

Toward lean management for digital fabrication: a review of the shared practices of lean, DFMA and DFAB

Digital Fabrication (dfab) is emerging as a new technical and computational approach for the architecture and construction industry. Lean construction management and design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) offer two potential strategies for managing dfab.